steve's White Mountain Blog


Demand & & demand

Not everything in the real estate business is in abundance of supply.

Lay-offs in the manufacturing sector will catch up with our industry as well. It not just about houses and cars, it's about inventory available for renovations, repairs and new construction. Developers have mothballed many projects around the country, and as they wait for the market to turn. Their traditional supplies have had to slow production or close down plants completely...for lack of orders.

The economists and prognosticators I have read have suggested the recovery is a year or two off. That may seam like a long time for the resale market, but for new construction it may mean the need for short supplies, low inventory and a finite amount of warehoused back stock.

If you are waiting for the market to get better to build, do an addition or restart a subdivision you better be prepared to pay higher prices for lumber and material. These manufacturers are some of the companies laying off workers, reducing shifts and ware housing a bare minimum of supply.

As with every economic turn , the smart money gets out early and gets back in before the rest of the conservative players. If you plan to build a home or resart a month balled project now may be the best time to begin. Your finished offering or completed home will be done before your contractor has to pass on the higher materials costs of builders competing for a limited amount of ready supply.

In my opinion this theory goes for land purchases as well, this too is raw material for a building project. Land prices will only go up as resale inventory goes down. The signal for land sellers to raise prices or withdraw the flexible consideration of price and terms, is a factor of supply and demand as well. If you have had your eye on a land purchase your days of great deals are numbered.

Your success in the field of real estate requires you to act ahead of the crowd, and time your purchase correctly. The bottom of the market is visible only when looking a historic data. In other words we know when the recovery happen after it takes place.

   Toll free: 800-926-5653


Your White Mountain Real Estate Expert.


                                                                                                                                                                              Your-White Mountain New Hampshire real Estate Expert

           toll free 800-926-5653 /cell 603-381-7898

                        MLS search and Realtor web site:

                         My outside Blog:

                    Lincoln NH &  Local interest site:

    Grafton County NH MLS search

Comment balloon 10 commentsSteve Loynd • July 18 2009 09:17AM
Demand & Supply… or… supply & demand
Not everything in the real estate business is in abundance of supply. Lay-offs in the manufacturing sector will catch up with our industry as well. It not just about houses and cars, it's about inventory available for renovations, repairs and… more
Loyal fans unknowingly selling you out.. funny story
My teenage son dropped by my office the other day, and asked to borrow some money… Surprise!!. This request was met with this question, what do you need money for? Well dad… my friend and I were hoping to buy food we're starving. All I had… more
Hiring a Builder… Watch for these tricks some contractors use to…
Not all builders are busy at this stage in our economic recovery, in years past you would have a hard time getting multiple quotes for your project. Many customers were relegated too accepting the price they were able to get from the one… more
Lazy River land Fall in love with these shots… and the property is…
It is easy to fall in love with some of the properties you have for sale. You can see yourself owning them, and that in turn makes showing them a pleasure. Take a look at this waterfront site and tell me you wouldn't say hell I'm in. … more
Childhood Memories of trips to the beach, are flawed when revisited
You can never go back to a childhood memory and have it be as fond as you remember it. I took my sister back to a place we had wonderful childhood memories. She turned 50 the other day, and we decided to take in a… more
Fotos from the Farm on the Fourth…
Fun Fourth on the Farm. Many of you enjoyed the hustle and bustle of city celebrations, on this holiday. We had a decidedly rural experience, this year. One of our friends and neighbors asked us to join them on the Farm for the… more
Lincoln- Woodstock 4th of July festivities…
Fourth of July schedule of events in the Loon Mountain Resort area Lincoln /Woodstock New Hampshire Hope you can Make it up to the White Mountains this summer… everyday is an Adventure 9:30 AM.. more
New Hampshire ski resort short sale expert providing service to…
Sellers be prepared to supply the following to your lender; A complete financial statement, with account balances and a list of other assets. A hardship letter detailing your need for loan modification. Supply any additional… more
The Grass is always greener in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
The Northeast has had it's share of rain, the water bill is way down so far this year, but the lawn mowing schedule… is basically any day it's not pouring I have to mow. One more positive thing the flowers are quite nice this year, and my back yard… more
Adirondack style homes at Loon Mountain resort NH.
I have recently been asked to join an Architectural Review Board for a local development slope side at Loon mountain resort in Lincoln New Hampshire. Our company designs and builds lake side and mountain homes that… more